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Police searching for suspect after man fatally shot while inside truck in Baytown

BAYTOWN, Texas – Police are looking for a person of interest connected to a shooting that left a man dead and another man injured in Baytown Sunday.

Officers have identified the person of interest as Mickey Gonzalez, 37, of Houston. Houston police believe Gonzalez may have been involved in a shooting Sunday morning with two men in the 3100 block of Berkley in east Houston. Investigators said they found large amounts of blood at that location but no victims.

“During that time they (officers) received information that a male named Mickey Gonzalez had shot somebody at that location,” said Sgt. Josh Horn with the homicide division of the Houston Police Department. “They said that the individual or at least one of the individuals that he shot were in a red pickup truck.”

Baytown police said they discovered two wounded men in a red truck parked on the street in the 500 block of Chandler Drive around 2 a.m.

According to investigators, the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene in the backseat of the truck.

The driver was transported by Life Flight to the Texas Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. He is expected to survive his injuries.


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